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Lawyer: Ex-Kenyan minister presented statement to ICC officials demonstrating his innocence
A lawyer for a former Kenyan Cabinet minister says his client has given his version of events of Kenya's 2007-08 postelection violence to the International Criminal Court.
Masked man's lawyer wants media banned
The lawyer for a Chinese refugee claimant who snuck into Canada wearing an elaborate latex disguise wants the media banned from the hearings.
New lawyer to argue latest Mumia Abu-Jamal appeal
PHILADELPHIA - A rift has led death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal's longtime lawyer to quit days before the latest oral arguments in the case.
Lawyer: Elizabeth Smart's abductor is mentally ill
SALT LAKE CITY -- A defense lawyer for the man accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart told Utah jurors today that he was influenced by an escalating mental illness and extreme religious beliefs.
New lawyer to argue latest Mumia appeal Tuesday
A rift has led death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal's longtime lawyer to quit the case days before the latest oral arguments in the case.
Conn. man condemned to die for fatal home invasion
An attorney for a Connecticut man condemned to death for killing a woman and her two daughters in a home invasion says his client was happy with the verdict and smiled when it was read.
Attorney: E. Boston mother accused of throwing baby out window is rape victim
By Milton J. Valencia and John R. Ellement, Globe Staff The East Boston teen charged with tossing her newborn son...
Prosecutors who attended GOP election party dismissed from Dallas County DA's office
Two prosecutors in the Dallas County District Attorney's office were dismissed Friday after they attended a Republican election watching party.
Lawyer: Teen girl's abductor is mentally ill
SALT LAKE CITY - The man accused of kidnapping a teen girl later found alive was influenced by an escalating mental illness and extreme religious beliefs, his lawyer told jurors Monday at the start of his federal trial.
New lawyer to argue latest Mumia Abu-Jamal appeal
Associated Press - November 8, 2010 12:24 PM ET PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A rift has led death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal's (moo-MEE'-ah AH'-boo jah-MAHL's) longtime lawyer to quit days before the...
Barkus attorney asks for change of plea hearing
KALISPELL - A state senator charged with driving a boat while drunk and crashing into the rocky shoreline of Flathead Lake is close to a plea agreement.
Mayo: New Broward School Board attorney backs out
The turmoil keeps coming for the Broward School District: The attorney chosen to succeed longtime general counsel Ed Marko has quit before he started.
Mumia Abu-Jamal lawyer quits on eve of key hearing
The lead lawyer for celebrated death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal has quit the case days before a key appeals court hearing, amid a rift with his famous client over strategy.
New lawyer to argue latest Mumia Abu-Jamal appeal
Associated Press - November 8, 2010 12:24 PM ET PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A rift has led death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal's (moo-MEE'-ah AH'-boo jah-MAHL's) longtime lawyer to quit days before the...
Lawyer: Elizabeth Smart's abductor is mentally ill
The man accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart in 2002 was influenced by an escalating mental illness and extreme religious beliefs that made him think he was doing what God wanted him to do, his lawyer told jurors Monday at the start of his federal trial.
Lawyer: Mental illness, religious beliefs influenced abductor of teen girl later found alive
SALT LAKE CITY - The man accused of kidnapping a teen girl later found alive was influenced by an escalating mental illness and extreme religious beliefs, his lawyer told jurors Monday at the start of his federal trial.
Homophobic Michigan Assistant Attorney General Suspended [Creeps]
# creeps Andrew Shirvell , the Michigan assistant attorney general who moonlights as a gay college student body president's cyberbully without realizing how weird that is, has been temporarily suspended pending a hearing. More time for him to blog about gay college kids! More »
Authorities shut down E. Texas horse sales scam
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today reached an agreement with a Cass County horse seller that misrepresented the nature and health of its animals.
Lawyer Quits Before Latest Mumia Appeal
A rift leads death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal's longtime lawyer to quit days before the latest oral arguments in the case.
Danville native giving back to schools
Attorney Torrey Dixon credits his Danville education with helping to guide him to a successful law career in North Carolina — and now he’s back to help potential lawyers prepare for college.
New lawyer to argue latest Mumia Abu-Jamal appeal
A rift has led death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal's (moo-MEE'-ah AH'-boo jah-MAHL's) longtime lawyer to quit days before the latest oral arguments in the case.
Lawyer, wife accused of stealing from vets - Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Army Times
HOUSTON — When Shirley German couldn't get her son's guardian — an attorney handpicked by the Department of Veterans Affairs — to fork over $250 for Thanksgiving dinner for the disabled Marine and his family, she sensed something was askew.
Lawyer: No money if Wang bankrupted
If businesswoman May Wang is bankrupted, her creditors will receive nothing as there are no assets to sell, her lawyer told the court yesterday.Wang has offered her creditors 6.5c in the dollar under a proposal that, if accepted...
Leyritz Defense Wants Testimony Thrown Out
The attorney for former New York Yankee Jim Leyritz wants some testimony stricken from the record.
Lawyer: Elizabeth Smart's abductor is mentally ill
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Hassan Diab's lawyer wants proceedings stopped
The lawyer for a sociology professor facing extradition to France in a 30-year-old terrorist bombing case says the proceedings should be halted.
Attorney who offers clients second mortgage to pay fees under investigation
Deerfield Beach attorney focus of probe The Florida Bar has launched an investigation of a Deerfield Beach foreclosure defense attorney Peter Ticktin over a New York Times report that he allows distressed homeowners take out second mortgages in order to pay his fees.
ALLEN PARK: Attorney of man charged in his toddlers' drowning deaths waits to review autopsy
ALLEN PARK — The attorney for a man accused in the deaths of his two toddlers said he still has not received a copy of the preliminary autopsy report and might request a delay of a preliminary examination of the evidence against his client.
Lawyer for Ottawa professor seeks to quash extradition
The lawyer for a sociology professor facing extradition to France in a 30-year-old terrorist bombing case wants the proceedings stopped.
California attorney general race still too close to call
Ballot counting continues Monday in the race for California attorney general. Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley leads San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris by nearly 37,000 votes in a race that’s still too close to call.
Harris Increases Lead in Attorney General Race
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris has widened her lead in the California attorney general race. Harris, the Democratic nominee, was ahead of the Republican candidate, Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley, by 0.2 percent as of 3:20 p.m. Friday.
Out of concern for wealth manager's job, DA drops hit-and-run charges in Colorado
The attorney for a bicyclist seriously hurt in a hit-and-run accident near Avon is objecting to the prosecutor's decision not to seek more serious charges against the suspect.
Emmer lawyer asks judge to throw out lawsuit
An attorney for GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer has asked a judge to throw out a legal malpractice lawsuit filed by a former Emmer client just a few weeks before the election.
New Oklahoma attorney general says he'll evaluate poultry lawsuit
Oklahoma's new attorney general says he will review a pending environmental lawsuit filed against the Arkansas poultry industry when he takes office.
Lawyer: Elizabeth Smart's abductor is mentally ill
The man accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart in 2002 was influenced by an escalating mental illness and extreme religious beliefs, his lawyer told jurors Monday at the start of his federal trial.
New lawyer to argue latest Mumia Abu-Jamal appeal
A rift has led death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal's (moo-MEE'-ah AH'-boo jah-MAHL's) longtime lawyer to quit days before the latest oral arguments in the case.
Henry's parents meet with district attorney in N.Y.
The parents of a college football player shot to death by police have met with the district attorney coordinating the investigation.
MetLife Defends Retained Asset Accounts at Appeal
MetLife Inc. doesn’t owe a fiduciary duty to the owners of retained asset accounts, a lawyer told an appeals court as a judge overseeing the case showed support for the insurer’s claim.
Delco school board member facing theft charges
The Delaware County district attorney is re-filing felony theft charges against a former Penn Delco School Board member.
Official Suspended for Harassing Student
Michigan assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell was temporarily suspended for harassing the gay student body president of the University of Michigan.
Parents Of Danroy Henry Visit New York District Attorney
The parents of a college football player shot to death by police met for the first time Monday with the district attorney coordinating the investigation.
Emmer lawyer asks judge to throw out lawsuit
An attorney for GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer has asked a judge to throw out a legal malpractice lawsuit filed by a former Emmer client just a few weeks before the election.
Danroy Henry's Parents Visit New York District Attorney
What's Your Reaction? Henry's parents, Danroy Sr. and Angella, at his memorial service last month.
Parents Of Danroy Henry Visit New York District Attorney
The parents of a college football player shot to death by police met for the first time Monday with the district attorney coordinating the investigation.
Parents Of Danroy Henry Visit New York District Attorney
The parents of a college football player shot to death by police met for the first time Monday with the district attorney coordinating the investigation.
Parents of slain Pace player D.J. Henry meet with DA in NY
The parents of a college football player shot to death by police have met with the district attorney coordinating the investigation.
Lawyer asks judge to throw out lawsuit against Emmer
An attorney for GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer has asked a judge to throw out a legal malpractice lawsuit filed by a former Emmer client
Lawyer, wife accused of stealing from vets - Navy News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Navy Times
HOUSTON — When Shirley German couldn't get her son's guardian — an attorney handpicked by the Department of Veterans Affairs — to fork over $250 for Thanksgiving dinner for the disabled Marine and his family, she sensed something was askew.
Attorney for Tom Emmer, candidate for Minnesota governor, says no thought to waiving recount
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A lawyer for Tom Emmer says the Republican gubernatorial nominee isn't giving any thought to waiving an automatic recount in the Minnesota governor's race.
Calif. attorney general race still unsettled
The race for California's next attorney general still is not settled.